Happy hump day! I usually meet up with you on my YouTube channel on Wednesdays, but, well, the dog ate my video. Ha! Seriously, we don’t know what happened to it. But today’s video just…poof!..disappeared! So I’m punting and sharing a recent try-on session at one of my readers’ favorites, Old Navy.
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I do have a few disclaimers before we begin. I arose yesterday morning ready to edit a video all day. So I didn’t shower or wash my hair. Ha! And while I did put on makeup and a cute athleisure outfit (the green set from yesterday’s blog post), I forgot to wear any jewelry. When I left the house I headed to James’ office. We hoped we would be able to recover the missing video. But when we weren’t able to do that, I headed out to do a try-on session…in my sneakers and socks.
Plus, Old Navy’s fitting rooms don’t have the lighting Talbots had. And the changing rooms are about the size of a bathroom in an RV. Ha! Finally, evidently I’m not the only person who needs to clean her mirror. Ahem. All that to say, please look past the smudged mirror, the sock feet and the day-four hair and focus on the cute clothes I’m sharing with you. Thank you.?
Try-On Session Basics
I’m 5’8″ and weigh about 155 right now. I have an X or hourglass shape and fairly even proportions. I generally wear smalls or mediums in shirts, tops, dresses, coats, etc. I almost always take an 8 in pants, jeans, skirts, shorts or dresses. Unless I tell you otherwise, these are the sizes I’m wearing in the photos.
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Old Navy Try-On Session
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I first tried on this waist defined slub knit t-shirt dress in grey heather camo. I’m wearing my TTS (true to size) 8, but I later discovered it was a Tall. So keep that in mind. I am 5’8″, but I probably don’t need the tall. Then again, if you like the longer length…
The waist defined slub knit t-shirt dress has an elasticized waistband and comes in several other colors and patterns. It’s a sweet dress for everyday wear or a pool coverup.
The fit & flare sleeveless tiered midi dress is oh so soft and fits true to size. The shoulder straps are wide enough and spaced so that you could probably wear a regular bra with it, which is always a win in my book.
I was surprised at how much I liked this waist defined utility romper. I’m wearing a medium and it fits great, even in the length of the torso. But it does come in tall and petite sizes, too.
Keep in mind, Old Navy is a family bargain store. They don’t seem to waste a lot of employee power with things like steaming garments. Ha! So with a good steaming or ironing, this waist defined utility romper has real potential. I actually brought home the waist defined utility romper in ecru to share in an upcoming fashion post. But it comes in a few other fun colors, too. I especially like that you can use the drawstring to cinch in the waist for a more defined silhouette. And it has a zipper below the waist band for a little more privacy in that area. Ahem.
This graphic slub knit tee in sea salt caught my eye because it reminded me of the northern coastlines, which are my favorite. For some reason I had a large on here, but I swapped it out for my TTS medium and brought this sweet graphic slub knit tee home with me.
First I tried it on with the textured utility ankle pants in linden green. These ultra soft washed pants come in several other colors, too. I’m wearing the medium and they fit nicely.
Either of these pants – the high waisted tapered jogger or the textured utility ankle pants would be a nice addition to your wardrobe if you’re looking for comfortable, cool pants for the summer. And these could easily be worn into early fall. They fit true to size.
Years and years ago I purchased Old Navy Patriotic Tees for our whole family for Independence day. So I could resist trying on this red Old Navy Patriotic Tee with Old Navy’s Extra High-Waisted Sky Hi Button-Fly Cut-Off Jean Shorts with a 7″ inseam. I’m wearing a medium in the tee and it fits great.
They didn’t have the Extra High-Waisted Sky Hi Button-Fly Cut-Off Jean Shorts in my size 8, so I tried the 10. They fit and would probably be the best choice anyhow in this particular short. So I think I’d recommend sizing up in these. They feature minor distressing and a raw edge.
I also tried on an Old Navy Patriotic Tee with the high waisted slouchy straight cut off jeans with a 5″ inseam. Surprisingly, I actually liked these better than the 7″ shorts. Here’s I’m wearing the size 8 and they fit great. These high waisted slouchy straight cut off jeans feature a looser fit and a good bit of distressing. But, while some of Old Navy’s shorts have so much distressing that they look a little, ahem, well, lacking, these don’t bare anything.
I don’t know why, but I’m a sucker for a graphic short sleeve tee with words embroidered around the neck. So even thought this graphic short sleeve tee is not in a color I would normally choose, I tried it with two pairs of jeans. First up, I tried some dark grey or soft black jeans that seem to be out of stock online. But these High-Waisted O.G. Straight Button-Fly Gray Cut-Off Jeans should fit the same and I actually like the look of them better. They are such a soft, pretty grey for summer. And I love the raw edge. They didn’t have my size 8 in the grey jeans I tried, so I tried the 10. I think I would order the 10 in the High-Waisted O.G. Straight Button-Fly Gray Cut-Off Jeans, too. Come to think of it, when I have purchased jeans from Old Navy in the past, I’ve usually sized up.
And I tried the Mid Rise Boyfriend Jeans. I know many of my readers love a good boyfriend jean. These are actually quite nice. They are a mid rise, so they sit a little lower than the others. But they have a really nice feel to them. I’m wearing my TTS 8 in the boyfriend jeans.
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Blessed for My Day
This morning I wrestled a bit with the Lord. As I read my Bible I felt convicted about a decision I’d made yesterday without praying or even seriously thinking about it. I just made a snap decision based on what I felt was best for me at the moment. Looking I realize that nothing about my decision making process was godly. I was just looking out for me.
I didn’t like being “called on the carpet” about that, however. So it took a minute or two for me to come around to acknowledging my prideful behavior to the Lord. Why is it that we are so hesitant to confess our sins to the One who knows us best? For when we do come clean, He truly cleanses us and refreshes us with a clean slate.
“Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord…” ~ Acts 3:19-20a